Buddha Dordenma is one of the most beautiful sightseeing places in Thimphu. It is located amidst the ruins of Kunselphodrang overlooking the Thimphu valley.
It is a happening place and full of life specially in the evening. As you take a winding road to Kuenselphodrang to Buddha statue , you will see people from all walk of life engaged in variance of activities. Some comes here to chill with the friends , some other to enjoy the spectacular view of Thimphu valley . And once you reach the Buddha Point, it is a common sight to witness the old people circumambulating the gigantic statue of 169ft. It is also one of the best place to meet the locals.
Things To See
The hiking trail starts just few minutes away from Buddha Statue. This trails is also used by the cyclist.
As you hit the trail you will be greeted by thousands of prayer flags . You will be walking along the pristine forest of pines, birch and rhododendron trees. If you are lucky you can encounter few wild pheasant and bore.
The trail is maintained well. There are Gazebos set along the trails from where you can have a spectacular view of Thimphu valley or have a picnic lunch.
You can see bins around so you can responsibly dump the trashes in the bins and maintain the sanctity of the place. It is an easy hike, even an active child of 5 years can participate in this hike. It takes us about 2hours to complete the hike from Buddha point to Changangkha Lhakhang, leisurely.
This is the short hiking trail which you can easily include in your Bhutan tour itinerary. It can give you the feel of the off the beaten path . You can also check other Day hikes in Thimphu here
“Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don’t claim them. Feel the Artistry moving through and be silent” Rumi.